September 15, 2010

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Blowouts across the board this week, which somehow meant meagre scores across our own little board. Were you the exception? The only way to know is to make your picks inside.

posted by DrJohnEvans to fantasy at 12:47 PM - 24 comments

Edmonton looks better than last game, but still not good enough as Calgary sweeps the home-and-home. Montreal shows that they can still dominate even without AC. Toronto continued their slide as they get no bounces in a solid B.C. win, while Saskatchewan... oh, how the mighty have fallen.

ResultCalary by 16Montreal by 21B.C. by 21Winnipeg by 29
Margin of Error11 to 2115 to 2715 to 2720 to 38

Blowouts all around make points tough to come by this week. But argoal scratches out three points to get back into a tie for first, and JPR's four points put him within striking distance of the contenders.

SpoFiteCGY @ EDMSMTL @ HAMSTOR @ BCSSSK @ WPGSPointsTotal Points
argoalCalgary B.C. Winnipeg 338
tommytrumpCalgary Montreal 238
WeedyMcSmokeyCalgary Montreal 238
JPRCalgary12 B.C. Winnipeg 435
SpitztengleCalgary 133
apoch B.C. Winnipeg 232
DrJohnEvans B.C. 130
SchultzieCalgary Winnipeg 230
cixelsydCalgary21 B.C. 329
rahilsulemanCalgary17Montreal 329
ReeverCalgary Montreal 229
Ying Yang MafiaCalgary Montreal 229
bender B.C. Winnipeg 227
owlhouse Montreal B.C. 224
The_Black_hand 023

It's streak-or-break week, with four (count 'em!) intriguing matchups.


Calgary @ Saskatchewan (Friday, September 24) This would've been a heavyweight match-up scant weeks ago, but Saskatchewan has lost their mojo. If they can't regain it at home this week, they'll pretty much have handed Calgary the division title.

Hamilton @ B.C. (Saturday, September 18) Hamilton's been knocked back to earth after a couple of feisty wins, and B.C. seems to be figuring themselves out with Printers at the helm. I think you have to give the Lions the home edge here.

Winnipeg @ Toronto (Sunday, September 19) Toronto is probably not as bad as they've looked the past two games, and Winnipeg's probably not as good as they looked last week. Still, until Toronto finds some semblance of consistency, this is a toss-up.

Edmonton @ Montreal (Sunday, September 19) Things just don't get any easier for the Eskimoes.

Good luck!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:47 PM on September 15, 2010

Schultzie picks:

Calgary by 9
BC by 8
Winnipeg by 5
Montreal by 10

posted by Spitztengle at 01:28 PM on September 15, 2010

PointSpreads are:

Calgary - 21/2
BC - 31/2
Toronto -11/2
Montreal -121/2

posted by Spitztengle at 01:30 PM on September 15, 2010

Saskatchewan by 6

British Columbia by 6

Toronto by 6

Montreal by 22

posted by tommybiden at 01:34 PM on September 15, 2010

Saskatchewan by 7
BC by 4
Toronto by 11
Montreal by 37

posted by bender at 02:34 PM on September 15, 2010

Saskatchewan by 5 BC by 31 Winnipeg by 13 Montreal by 26

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:50 PM on September 15, 2010

Saskatchewan by 3 BC by 7 Winnipeg by 7 Montreal by 10

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:06 PM on September 15, 2010

Calgary by 14

BC by 10

Winnipeg by 10

Montreal by 21

posted by cixelsyd at 10:33 PM on September 15, 2010

Off the bottom. So to speak.

One of my friends is a lawyer. Calgary by 14. We took our lunch sandwiches into a pub, so we could have a drink while we ate. BC by 14. The landlord got upset and said ''You can't eat your own food in here!". Toronto by 7. "That's OK", my friend said. So we swapped sandwiches. Edmonton by 7.

posted by owlhouse at 02:43 AM on September 16, 2010

Calgary should continue their winning ways, Stamps by 7

Lions should be the prevailing cats, BC by 5

I want/need/hope my Argos to get back on the winning track, however without Boyd... Bombers by 3

Even without AC last week they regained their swagger, Montreal by 15


posted by argoal at 02:36 PM on September 16, 2010

Calgary by 10 Lions by 17 Toronto by 3 Montreal by 18

posted by rahilsuleman at 09:30 AM on September 17, 2010

It really is hard to pick against the Stamps at this point. At the same time, I'm also hoping that the Riders do put up some points on the scoreboard to make this interesting. No matter though, 'cause Calgary is surely able to cover a two-and-a-half-point spread. Stampeders by 7.

The signing of Stevie Baggs is gonna really help the Tabbies, but not until next week. Word is that he won't be in the lineup against the Leos. But even with him, I think this would still be a real toss up. Does the fact that BC got a win at home play a factor in this one? Yeah, I think it does. Well, I do still need to pick a winner. Heads it's the Leos, Tails it's the 'Cats. flipflipflipflipflip-smack. Lions by 3.

Argos by 18. I just think they're due for a real breakout game.

You know there's a different attitude in Edmonton now. A new GM with a proven record (let's keep it football here, folks) breathes new life into the organization. But guess what. There's a new breath in Montreal too. Calvillo is slated to start this week, but even if he doesn't, for the first time in a loooong time, the Als won't be too concerned if he can't. This could be the game of the week. Larks by 1.

posted by Spitztengle at 11:00 AM on September 17, 2010

Saskatchewan by 10
Hamilton by 8
Toronto by 7
Edmonton by 14

posted by apoch at 11:29 AM on September 17, 2010

Calgary by 8
B.C. by 10
Winnipeg by 16
Montreal by 14

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:04 PM on September 17, 2010

Calgary by 14

BC by 6

Toronto by 3

Montreal by 18

posted by JPR at 12:32 PM on September 17, 2010

Un-fucking-real. Passing yards are like 843 total. Durant throws for almost 500. Riders try to punt through for the win and come up short instead of kicking a 35 yard field goal??? OT sees the Riders score a TD. Calgary winds up on the 3 yard line and can't finish. Roughriders by 6: 43-37.

posted by Spitztengle at 12:26 AM on September 18, 2010

Riders bailed their coach out big time.

1. Not going for the FG at the end of regulation. WTF?
2. Going for two (and missing) after the overtime TD. WTF????

Still, what a crazy game. Hope you didn't have a barn in SSK, because it's ashes now.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:11 PM on September 18, 2010

2. Going for two (and missing) after the overtime TD. WTF????

Yeah, I was a bit surprised by that one too. The mandatory deuce was only a potential rule-change that was floated about, no? But that decision to punt is still a head-scratcher. Yeah, definitely a couple WTF? moments in that game. Coaching error is just one of the many things that can really add some drama to an already exciting game.

posted by Spitztengle at 01:26 PM on September 18, 2010

Oh! Right! No, that was made into a real live rule. I totally forgot.

And I was watching the game while working, so I wasn't really listening to the commentary at all, so I would've missed their reminder of that. My bad.

But #1 still applies.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:25 PM on September 18, 2010

No, I was surprised too. I thought it was only a "possible" change, but I guess that was about making two-pointers mandatory for all converts in regulation. Yes, it is a new rule for overtime play.

posted by Spitztengle at 03:10 PM on September 18, 2010

So the picks listed above for JPR are actually my picks and the picks I am about to post are JPR's. I know I am late with the picks for last night's game, but I didn't check my e-mail in time to post them for him. I got them at 4:25 pm before the Cal vs. Sask. game so they should still be legit.

JPR's Picks

Sask over Cal by 5, BC over Ham by 7, BBs over Tor by 8 and Mtl over EE by 17.

posted by Reever at 03:25 PM on September 18, 2010

Big fourth quarter by the striped cats let's 'em steal one in the Lion's den by four: Hamilton 35 - BC 31 (boxscore)

posted by Spitztengle at 01:56 AM on September 19, 2010

Argos back in the W column. Win by four: Winnipeg 13 - Toronto 17

posted by Spitztengle at 03:49 PM on September 19, 2010

Montreal 31 - Edmonton 14 (Ugh, I just threw up in my mouth)

posted by Spitztengle at 01:51 AM on September 20, 2010

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